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Heart Health In Focus Before The Close of #AmericanHeartMonth! β™₯️ — February 28, 2020

Heart Health In Focus Before The Close of #AmericanHeartMonth! β™₯️

TGIF Everyone!!! How are you? I hope you are having a healthy and active month! We have reached the end of this month’s motivational challenge to Eat Clean Keto, Exercise, incorporate Intermittent Fasting, practice Self-Care to help reduce stress and to get adequate sleep! How did that go for you? What barriers and successes did you experience? Tomorrow morning please get on the scale and let me know what progress you have made during this month including any non-scale progress like inches lost, clothing size changes, less joint pain, improved mood and etc… I want to hear from you! πŸ’― Our next Motivational Challenge will start on Sunday, March 1st!!! I hope you will join me! The details are on http://www.monicaakerele.com! β™₯️

Retrieved from: https://newsroom.heart.org/events/february-2020-american-heart-month-and-go-red-for-women

I want to close my last blog post for the month of February 2020 to focus on the importance of our heart health. February is American Heart Month and it’s extremely important because Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. The infographic below from the CDC shows the data for the top 10 causes of death in the United States of America.

Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm

What can you do to prevent Heart Disease? The American Heart Association has adopted a “GO RED for Women” mantra that gives you healthy tips to help aid you in the Heart Disease prevention fight.

Retrieved from:
https://newsroom.heart.org/events/february-2020-american-heart-month-and-go-red-for-women

So what is the best diet to implement for a healthy heart? According to Dr. Eric Berg, (one my favorite Keto/IF experts) it is a Ketogenic diet. Check out his article on this in the link below and the video embedded in it for a quick look on what causes Heart Disease and what you can do to prevent it. It is a must read/see!!! πŸ’―

https://www.drberg.com/blog/best-diet-for-heart-disease-or-heart-attack

Even when this month ends we need to continue to “GO RED” throughout the year so we can prevent Heart Disease in our lives and teach and model these healthy habits for the generations that follow us. It’s time to break the cycle of this silent killer! β™₯️

I look forward to continuing our Motivational Eating Clean Keto, Exercise and Self-Care Journeys together on March 1st, 2020!!!

Let’s Get It!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

#MondayMotivation!!! Let’s Finish Feb 2020 Strong, Active & Healthy!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — February 24, 2020

#MondayMotivation!!! Let’s Finish Feb 2020 Strong, Active & Healthy!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Listen to some motivation to get your week started off motivated to position yourself for success wholistically!!!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Mid-month Check In For February 2020!!! — February 16, 2020

Mid-month Check In For February 2020!!!

Happy Sunday All!!! It’s time for our mid-month check in! Weigh in when you get up in this morning and let me know how the 1st half of this month has gone for you!!! What successes and challenges have you had so far? What do you think you will need to do differently in order to maximize your goal attainment for this month? Here are some ideas below that maybe you can try!

– Consistent exercise (3-5 days weekly)

– Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily (with 1 tsp of lemon juice and/or apple cider vinegar w/the mother)

– Cut out sugar and high carb food/snacks

– Get more sleep (7-9 hours)

– Reduce stress

– Believe & confess with your mouth that you CAN do it!!!

– Get an exercise partner who will hold you accountable!

– Try implementing intermittent fasting (daily 8 hour eating window of 12-8pm, 10-6pm or whatever works with your schedule)

– Stick to Keto!

Below is an article with some great Ketogenic tips that you can implement and integrate into your Keto regimen.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101

Lastly I will be on a 1 week hiatus. I’ll be back to motivate you on 2/24/20!!! Until then keep pushing towards your goals!!!!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Keto Recipe Pick of the Week!!! — February 12, 2020

Keto Recipe Pick of the Week!!!

Keto Low Carb Coconut Curry Chicken

Happy #HumpDay! Here is my #KetoRecipe pick of the week! It is the Keto Low Carb Coconut Curry Chicken recipe by http://www.wholesomeyum.com! Click on the link below for the recipe!

https://www.wholesomeyum.com/keto-low-carb-curry-recipe/

If you would like one of your favorite keto recipes to possibly be featured in one of my Keto Recipe Pick of the Week posts please share your link(s) in the comment section below!!!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Keto Recipe Pick Of The Week – 2-5-2020 — February 5, 2020

Keto Recipe Pick Of The Week – 2-5-2020

Happy #HumpDay! Here is my #Keto Recipe pick of the week! It is a Keto Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo recipe by www.tasty-lowcarb.com! Click on the link below for the recipe!

Keto Chicken Shrimp Gumbo with Sausage

If you would like one of your favorite keto recipes to possibly be featured in one of my Keto Recipe Pick of the Week posts please share your link(s) in the comment section below!!! Keep eating clean and exercising!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

What Are Your Goals For This Month? — February 3, 2020

What Are Your Goals For This Month?

February 2020 Goals!

My full monthly Eat Clean/Keto/IF/Exercise/Self-Care challenge details are here ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

February 2020 Eating Clean Keto and Exercise Challenge Starts Today! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — February 1, 2020

February 2020 Eating Clean Keto and Exercise Challenge Starts Today! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Happy Saturday and welcome to the start of our February Motivational Challenge of Eating Clean, Keto/IF, Exercise and Self-Care! So are you ready? If yes let’s:

1) Get Started! πŸ”₯

2) Lay aside ALL excuses and make your mind up to go get after your goals! πŸ’―

3) Think, pray and declare with your mouth that you are going to make healthy changes that will align with your goals and intention for this month. πŸ™πŸΎ

4) Write out your Goals/Action Plan for this month, for example:

Lose weight – 1-2 pounds weekly

Exercise 3-5 days a week

Eat Clean Non-GMO/Organic (no processed foods)

Reduce or Eliminate Starchy carbs/sugar (20-40 total carbs daily)

Get more sleep (7-9 hours daily)

Reduce Stress

Add any other goals you may have…

5) Go to the grocery store to get healthy (if possible organic/non-gmo) fresh or frozen foods and throw away any processed food left in your home to eliminate temptation. (For example candy, chips, sugary/high carb snacks, cookies, etc.) πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆοΈ

6) Exercise 3-5 days weekly πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

7) Execute your action plan and stay consistent! πŸ’―

I’m rooting for you this month! You CAN do it!!! Let’s make February 2020 HEALTHY together!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

My full monthly Eat Clean/Keto/IF/Exercise/Self-Care challenge details are here ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

January 2020 Challenge Ends Today! It’s Weigh Day! #LetsGo — January 31, 2020

January 2020 Challenge Ends Today! It’s Weigh Day! #LetsGo

TGIF!!! We have reached the end of our January 2020 Eating Clean, Keto/IF and Exercise challenge. Go ahead and weigh in today or tomorrow morning and let me know how things went. Also please feel free to share with me any non-scale victories that you may have experienced over the course of this month. For example, improved mood, loss of inches around your waist, reduction in clothes size, more energy, improved blood sugar numbers, less or no joint pain, better sleep and/or etc… Every success is a win in my book and should be acknowledged and celebrated. So congratulations in advance! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I’ve also talked with 4 people who took the challenge this month and there was an average loss of weight of 9.2 pounds from simply eating Keto, Intermittent Fasting with a 4-8 hour eating window and exercise 3-5 days a week. I celebrate you and I’m so proud of your progress!!! πŸŽ‰

If you are ready to join me on my next monthly challenge it starts tomorrow!!! Check out the monthly challenge details on the link below!

http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s Get It!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

What Is Up on Your Keto, IF and Exercise Journey? — January 29, 2020

What Is Up on Your Keto, IF and Exercise Journey?

Happy #HumpDay! How is my Eating Clean, Keto/IF & Exercise Family doing today? I hope all is well. We are almost at the end of our January 2020 challenge. Is it just me or did this month go by super fast? Well on Friday, 1/31/20 we will have our final weigh in for the month and this challenge will officially be in the books!

So tell me what’s up? Is your motivation, exercise, eating clean and Keto diet consistency up? I want to hear from you so I can get an update on your journey. Consistency is the key on this journey. Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from doing what it takes to meet your goals. You are MORE than worth it! πŸ’― Remember you are not alone in this fight to be healthy. We are all in this together!

I’ve shared a link below to some awesome Keto meal prep ideas from Women’s Health Magazine to help you with meal planning for next week!!!

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/g25439970/keto-meal-prep/

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Keto Recipe Pick of the Week – 1-27-20!!! — January 27, 2020

Keto Recipe Pick of the Week – 1-27-20!!!

Garlic Butter Steak and Zucchini Noodles

Happy Monday! Here is my Keto Recipe pick of the week! It is the Garlic Butter Steak and Zucchini Noodles recipe by www.eatwell101.com! Click on the link below for the recipe!

https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-steak-and-zucchini-noodles-recipe

If you would like one of your favorite keto recipes to possibly be featured in one of my Keto Recipe Pick of the Week posts please share your link(s) in the comment section below!!! Keep eating clean and exercising! Let’s finish January strong and healthy!!!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

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